Schizophrenia News

Neuroscience to Explain Psychotherapy Modus Operandi

July 21st, 2014
Despite tremendous advances in psychological care, researchers are still uncertain as to the mechanism by which psychotherapy influences the brain and improves a person’s condition. This knowledge gap may narrowing as a new study by University of California, Los Angeles ...

Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Decrease in Brain Volume

July 20th, 2014
A new study has confirmed a link between antipsychotic drugs and a slight, but measurable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia. Researchers noted they were also able to examine whether this decrease is harmful for cognitive function, reporting that over a ...

Study of Resting Brain May Help Unravel Severe Mental Illness

July 20th, 2014
The human brain operates much the same whether a person is at rest or performing a variety of tasks, according to new research from Rutgers University-Newark. This finding will make it easier to study severe mental illness, since scientists can be certain ...

24 Hours Without Sleep Can Lead to Schizophrenia-Like Symptoms

July 12th, 2014
Going 24 hours without sleep can lead to schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy people, according to a new international study. The tired patients experienced several symptoms that would otherwise be attributed to psychosis or schizophrenia. "It was clear to us that a sleepless night ...

Schizophrenia, Cannabis Use May Share Common Genes

July 5th, 2014
Genes that increase a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, according to a new study led by King’s College London.  Previous studies have shown a connection between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it remained unclear exactly ...

Can Mobile Technology Transform Psychiatric Care?

July 2nd, 2014
A new smartphone application could potentially transform how patients with mental illnesses are monitored and treated by clinicians. Uri Nevo, Ph.D., and a team of scientists from Tel Aviv University developed a system that detects changes in patients' behavioral patterns, and then transmits them ...

Mice Study Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

June 9th, 2014
Mice Study Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia A new research describes how the brains of mice are damaged by exposure to air pollution in early life. The brain damage includes the enlargement of a ...

Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia

June 8th, 2014
Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, SchizophreniaResearchers have discovered several gene networks involved in autism. One was also found to affect some patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia -- raising the possibility ...

Disrupted Attention Networks Tied to Mental Illness Risk in Kids

June 6th, 2014
Disrupted Attention Networks Tied to Mental Illness Risk in KidsNew research finds that children at risk for mental disorders often display a breakdown of brain networks that support attention. Moreover, Wayne State University researchers believe ...

Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in Womb

May 25th, 2014
Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in WombNeurons generated from the skin cells of schizophrenia patients behave strangely in the early developmental stages, offering clues that might lead to earlier detection and treatment, according ...